Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Antoinette M. Montonari, 82, of Shrewsbury

January 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Antoinette “Toni” M. (Papagni) Montonari, 82, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at UMass Hospital in Worcester. Toni is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, John F. Montonari; two sons, John Montonari and Anthony P. Montonari and his wife Kelly, all of Shrewsbury; four grandchildren, Erica George, John Michael […]

One young woman’s march

January 23rd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Caroline Strickland, 10, makes the rounds in Shrewsbury selling Girl Scout cookies Jan. 21. Caroline is with Girl Scout troop 30326.  Since Girl Scouts do not accept tips, any donations received above the price of the cookies are used to buy cookies to send to service members stationed overseas. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Friends of the Shrewsbury Library announce 2017 annual scholarship

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library announces the sponsorship of an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to a student residing in Shrewsbury, graduating from a local public or private high school this school year, and continuing his/her education the following academic year as a fulltime student working toward a bachelor’s […]

Thermometers help elementary students learn self-awareness

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – A simple thermometer has been turned into a valuable tool for teachers at Shrewsbury elementary schools. A five-point thermometer, created by Suzanne Margiano and Cara Demoga, psychologists at Floral Street School, has helped students to identify their feelings and recognize stressful situations.

Unity in Shrewsbury

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Students at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School (grades K-4) and staff members recently drew their own portraits which were then all hung in the school lobby with the words: “Many Yet One.” Photo/submitted

Donors complete funding for a full Sunday Season at Shrewsbury Public Library

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Board of Library Trustees of the Shrewsbury Public Library announced that donations from private citizens, community groups and businesses have once again assured that the library will be open on Sundays from October through May. Library Director Ellen Dolan reports that this season’s funding was completed much earlier than past years, and […]

Saint Mary School to host open house events

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., in Shrewsbury will host an open house and registration for the 2017-2018 school year Sunday, Jan. 29, from 1 – 3 p.m. Classroom tours will be held for pre-school (starting at 2.9 years), kindergarten, elementary school (grades 1-4) and middle school (grades 5-8). Visitors will learn more […]

Shrewsbury Youth Hockey plans return to sport’s roots with pond tournament

January 21st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Harry Gaston grew up playing pond hockey in Shrewsbury. Since then, however, Gaston said kids have abandoned many of their small shoveled-off rinks, instead learning to play hockey on rigidly structured teams that play indoors.

Arline E. Shenette, 88, of Shrewsbury

January 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Arline E. (Perkins) Shenette, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy illness. Her husband, Leo Shenette Sr., passed away in 1992. Arline is survived by her three sons, Leo Shenette Jr. and his wife Patricia of Webster, Barry Shenette, and William Shenette of […]

Bruce LaPierre, 57, of Shrewsbury

January 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Bruce LaPierre lived a good portion of his life in service of others and did everything in his power to help those struggling with addiction to find help and perhaps in that search…to find God. It was God who granted him the serenity to accept the things he couldn’t change; courage to change […]

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